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Microsoft to finally retire its web browser Internet Explorer tomorrow, 27 years after it first launched

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Microsoft has introduced the retirement of its oldest browser, Web Explorer after 27 years of service.

 

First launched in 1995 as an add-on package deal for Home windows 95, the browser was offered totally free as a part of the package deal by Microsoft. As per the corporate notification,  Microsoft will formally withdraw its assist for Web Explorer on June 15, 2022, inserting it into everlasting retirement. 

 

“We’re saying that the way forward for Web Explorer on Home windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Not solely is Microsoft Edge a sooner, safer and extra trendy looking expertise than Web Explorer, however it’s also capable of handle a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy web sites and functions. Microsoft Edge has Web Explorer mode (“IE mode”) in-built, so you may entry these legacy Web Explorer-based web sites and functions straight from Microsoft Edge,” as per the corporate launch.

 

“With Microsoft Edge able to assuming this accountability and extra, the Web Explorer 11 desktop utility will probably be retired and exit of assist on June 15, 2022, for sure variations of Home windows 10,” the corporate launch stated.

 

Explaining the choice final 12 months, Sean Lyndersay, associate group program supervisor for Microsoft Edge, wrote: ‘Over the past 12 months, you will have seen our motion away from Web Explorer (IE) assist, corresponding to an announcement of the top of IE assist by Microsoft 365 on-line companies. 

 

‘At the moment, we’re on the subsequent stage of that journey: we’re saying that the way forward for Web Explorer on Home windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. 

 

‘Not solely is Microsoft Edge a sooner, safer and extra trendy looking expertise than Web Explorer, however it’s also capable of handle a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy web sites and functions.’ 

 

Mr Lyndersay added: ‘Microsoft Edge has Web Explorer mode in-built, so you may entry these legacy Web Explorer-based web sites and functions straight from Microsoft Edge.

 

‘With Microsoft Edge able to assuming this accountability and extra, the Web Explorer 11 desktop utility will probably be retired and exit of assist on June 15, 2022, for sure variations of Home windows 10.’ 

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